bloodwite

Bloodwite

Blood"wite`\, Bloodwit \Blood"wit`\, n. [AS. bl?w[=i]te; bl?d blood, + w[=i]te wite, fine.] (Anc. Law) A fine or amercement paid as a composition for the shedding of blood; also, a riot wherein blood was spilled.
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